Decomposed body of missing Venezuelan soldier found in Cuyuni River

Last Updated on Thursday, 21 January 2016, 16:15 by Denis Chabrol

The decomposed body of a missing Venezuelan soldier was Thursday morning found in the Cuyuni River in Guyana near the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) location and handed over to the military of that neighbouring Spanish-speaking nation, the Ministry of the Presidency said.

On Thursday, January 21, 2016 at approximately 8:10 hours, Private W. Zamora, an enlisted rank of the Venezuelan Armed Forces (VAF), was found dead in the Cuyuni River, Cuyuni –Mazaruni Region.

“The partly decomposed body was discovered approximately 250 metres down river from the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) location at Eteringbang, in the Cuyuni River by a member of the Guyana Police Force (GPF),” said the Ministry of the Presidency.

The Officer had been conducting patrols in the area at the time.

The VAF location Commander at Ankoko Island was informed and told members of the GPF that Private Zamora went missing on Monday January 18, 2016, when he fell into a tributary of the Cuyuni River in Venezuela.

The GPF conducted investigations and the body was handed over to the Venezuelan military, the Ministry of the Presidency said in its statement.